SBVC Art Instructor Featured in Art Museum
SBVC adjunct art instructor Ashley V. Blalock was one of three featured artists in the “Beyond Intention” exhibit in the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, Montana. The exhibition featured the work of contemporary fiber and mixed-media artists, and addresses the concept of intention in contemporary fiber art and its complex relationship with the history of women’s art as craft. The artists presented three distinct bodies of work and used personal topics of inquiry to further the discussion. Blalock created larger-than-life site-responsive crochet installations tied to gallery walls, which represented a woman’s assumed position in a domestic environment. She titled her work as “Keeping Up Appearances.” Other works shown in the exhibit utilized techniques like crochet, needlepoint, quilting, knot tying, and pattern making to re-imagine their intended purpose by transforming them into artworks that go beyond traditional intention. “Beyond Intention” is on view through February 11, 2022, and more information can be found at the-square.org.